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Geologic Unit: Cacapon

Usage:

Cacapon Sandstone Member of Clinton Formation (VA*,WV*)
Cacapon Sandstone Member of Rose Hill Formation (WV)
Cacapon Formation (VA)


Geologic age:

Silurian*


Type section, locality, area and/or origin of name:

Named from exposures on slopes of Cacapon Mountain, Winchester 15-min quadrangle, VA and WV (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin*


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"No current usage" (†) implies that a name has been abandoned or has fallen into disuse. Former usage and, if known, replacement name given in parentheses ( ).

Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).